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Latest News: August 7th: The Arrival of Ray Sefo
by Michael Afromowitz

August 7th: The Arrival of Ray SefoAfter plans to host one of martial arts fighting’s finest fell through on a couple of occasions, superstar Ray Sefo will finally make his Las Vegas K-1 debut

In 2002, we were one step away from promoting a mega-fight in which he would have been a key player. Last summer, we almost locked him in for our eight-man, single-elimination tournament in August. On Saturday, August 7th, though, world Muay Thai champion and 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix Finals tournament runner-up, Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo, will finally suit up for Las Vegas K-1 action during a Pay-Per-View televised “Battle at Bellagio III” Superfight with New Jersey-based professional boxer and kickboxer, Leo Loiacono.

Sefo’s highly-anticipated, first appearance will come less than two months after he made 6 foot 3 inch, 360-pound Bob “The Beast” Sapp his latest victim in K-1 competition. A trimmed down Sefo appeared in vintage form as he unloaded a storm of power punches before chopping Sapp down with a right hook to the head at the 29-second mark of the second round. Sapp tried, but could not beat the referee’s 10-count.

Still in Japan in the wake of his recent conquest, the 33-year-old superstar was taking a well-deserved breather from training when I reached him in his Tokyo hotel room. .: more

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Ramon Dekkers HighLight by Kyho by SMAXL [07/26/2004]

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Originally posted by Lennox
Thx man, haha i love the double ko at 3 55 The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters-George Foreman People my email is floyd_maywether@hotmail.com so plz email me!!!about anything
Yeah on another highlight that I have they show it multiple times from different angles. And it has better music[:D] The website that I got it from was: http://www.hkstars.net/thaiboxmagazine/ If we fight it will be a two hitter I hit you you hit the ground!!! No bullshit

Ramon Dekkers HighLight by Kyho by Lennox [07/26/2004]

And shit he had fast hands, id say faster than alot of top boxers The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters-George Foreman People my email is floyd_maywether@hotmail.com so plz email me!!!about anything

Classification of Fighters by espndudeman [07/26/2004]

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